Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Timeline: Nigeria's Kidnapped Chibok Girls, 3 Years Later

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Timeline: Nigeria's Kidnapped Chibok Girls, 3 Years Later

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TIMELINE: NIGERIA'S KIDNAPPED CHIBOK GIRLS, 3 YEARS LATER

Key events in Chibok kidnapping

April 2014 * Boko Haram extremists kidnap 276 schoolgirls from Chibok in northern Nigeria, the region where the insurgency emerged several years ago.

November 2014 * Extremists seize Chibok, and Nigerian army takes back the town.

May 2015 * New president Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in, pledging to tackle Boko Haram "head-on."

April 13, 2016 * Boko Haram video appears to show some of the Chibok girls, and tearful mothers recognize their daughters.

May 18, 2016 * Relative says one of the Chibok girls is found, pregnant, in a forest; pressure grows on Nigeria's government to rescue the others.

Aug. 14, 2016 * Boko Haram video says some Chibok girls are killed in airstrikes and demands release of extremists in exchange for the other girls' freedom. …

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